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Find answers to frequently asked questions about Squishy Circuits, including shipping information and other policies. Contact us with additional questions.
What is Squishy Circuits?
Squishy Circuits uses conductive play dough and insulating play dough to teach electrical circuits basics in a fun, hands-on way. There’s no need for breadboards or soldering – just add batteries and our pre-made doughs (or make your own dough with our recipes). Let your creations come to life as you light them up with LEDs, make a little bit of noise with buzzers, and spin with the motor.
How does Squishy Circuits work?
Squishy Circuits is fun, easy, and inspires creativity! Projects use two play doughs – one that is conductive and one that is insulative. Power comes from a 4AA battery pack and travels through the conductive dough to provide power to LEDs (Light Emitting Diodes), buzzers, or motors.
What is conductive dough?
Conductive dough is dough that allows electricity (electric current) to flow through it.
What is insulating dough?
Insulating or insulative dough does not allow electricity (electric current) to flow through it.
Can I make my own dough?
Absolutely! We offer recipes for both conductive dough and insulating dough, and ingredients can be found in any local grocery store.
Is Squishy Circuits safe?
Squishy Circuits is the safest conductive dough for learning about electrical circuits available today. We take the safety of our creators very seriously and meet all child safety regulations.
Who can use Squishy Circuits?
Squishy Circuits is for kids and adults of any age! Safety recommendations suggest that any child under the age of 8 use Squishy Circuits only under adult supervision.
Squishy Circuits has been used in educational settings worldwide for all ages, from preschools to senior living facilities. We’ve inspired learning and creativity in all 50 states and in more than 25 countries. Squishy Circuits has even been invited to the White House!
How long do components last?
We pride ourselves on high-quality components that should last for years. However, we treat the dough and the LEDs as consumables that will need to be replaced every few hours.
Do you ship internationally?
Yes, we ship internationally. We have resellers in:
- Europe (English, French)
- United Kingdom
- New Zealand
Don’t see your country listed here? Contact us with your order information and we’ll manually generate a shipping quote for you.
Do you accept purchase orders (POs)?
Yes, we accept purchase orders from schools and other organizations. Contact us for more information and to request vendor application forms, if required.
Can I purchase through places other than this website?
Besides our international resellers, we have partnered with several in the US also. You can view our products on:
- Fat Brain Toys
- Follett School Solutions
- Gopher Sport
- Midwest Shop Supplies
- Science Buddies
- Scientifics Direct
- TeacherSource / Educational Innovations
Do you accept returns?
We’re happy to accept returns if we receive the items back within 45 business days from the original ordering date. You must pay for shipping, which will be refunded in full for the returned product.